los olivos makers

The five members of Los Olivos Makers will host their inaugural event May 25.

Staff Report

A group of five creative businesses has formed Los Olivos Makers, which will host its first “Meet the Makers” event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at each member’s store.

Those participating are invited to peruse the work of practitioners in art, clay, jewelry, leather, paper and more as the business owners walk them through their unique creative processes, some with live demonstrations.

The event is free of charge.

“Our brick and mortar store has provided an intimate and direct connection with customers that we couldn’t otherwise get … There’s nothing more satisfying than sharing stories of my work with folks who walk into our gallery,” said Diane Dorsey, jeweler and owner of R&D los olivos.

Members of the group and locations for the event are:

  • Michelle Castle, designer, Honey Paper, 2933 Grand Ave., Suite E, honey-paper.com
  • Kristen Cramer, ceramicist, Global Eye Art Collective, 2935 Grand Ave., geartco.com
  • Diane Dorsey, jeweler, R&D los olivos, 2446 Alamo Pintado, randdlosolivos.com
  • Vicky Valdes, leather artist, Artisans Gallery, 2432 Alamo Pintado, artisansgallerylosolivos.com
  • Christina LoCascio, painter, Los Olivos General Store, 2900 Grand Ave., losolivosgeneralstore.com

Los Olivos Makers’ objective is to promote the work of Los Olivos designers and crafts people who also own retail stores to sell their work

For more information, visit www.geartco.com/LOmakers.html.